Mississippi Family Group Sheet for the Henry Kress (Kumpakiske) Schultz Family

Husband: Henry Kress [Kumpakiske] SCHULTZ
Birthdate: May 15, 1872 or 1875
Birthplace: Russia
Death date: Oct. 27, 1961
Place of death: Jackson County, Mississippi
Burial: Union Cemetery, Moss Point, MS
Father: ? Kumpakiske
Mother: Rose Anna Kumpakiske

Marriage date: pos. 1895
Marriage place: Lithuania

Wife: Marie "Mary" Schultz
Birthdate: June 18, 1883
Birthplace: Lithuania
Death date: May 31, 1963
Place of death: Jackson County, Mississippi
Burial: Union Cemetery, Moss Point, MS
Father: ? Mie?
Mother: Rozalija


Child No. 1: Anna Mae Schultz
Sex: fe
Birthdate: Dec. 11, 1905
Birthplace: Chicago, Ill
Death date: June 18, 1993
Place of death: Jackson County, MS
Burial: Union Cemetery, Moss Point, MS
Marriage date: Jackson County, MS
Marriage place: Jackson County, MS
Spouse's name: G.G. Pendarvis

Child No. 2: Walter Schultz
Sex: m
Birthplace: Chicago, III
Death date:
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Marriage date:
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Spouse's name: Jenette Martin

Child No. 3: Henry Schultz
Sex: m
Birthplace: Mobile County, AL
Death date: abt 1993
Place of death: Orleans Parish, LA
Burial: n/a
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Gesul ?
Notes on Henry:
* His mother's name was possibly Anna. Schultz or Shultz may have been her maiden name. We were told of cousins in Germany, but no info on them. His father, ? Kumpakiske/Kumpakszke died May 25, 1911, in Lithuania. Henry had 2 brothers: Kristupas, who remained in Lithuania, and George, who came to America. There was a sister, Ane, in Lithuania. Henry's daughter, Annie Mae Schultz-Pendarvis, said that another sister, Cassanda, came to America also with Henry. But, no info on her. Henry's family lived on a large "plantation". (Don't know if they owned it or simply worked there). They raised horses; the black and white ones were bought by the Russia Army.
* Wife - Marie Mary Meje/Mie/Mey, born: May 15, or June 18, 1883, in Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania; died: May 31, 1963, Pascagoula, MS. buried Union Cem. Moss Point, MS.
* Marie's mother's name was probably Rozalija Meja/Mie/Mey. Marie had 1 sister, and 3 brothers. Two of the brothers died from drinking water from a well that was poisoned from dead dogs being in it. In winter, Marie worked in the home of a Jewish lady. Marie only went to school for 3 days of her younger years. In 1913, Rozalija and her husband were living with a daughter, in the village of Kazoku. Another son lived nearby. Henry was in Marie's village soon after being discharged out of the Russian Navy. Marie's father was injured in a lumber mill accident, and Henry stayed to help her family harvest crops.
* Henry and Marie were married. Marie's wedding dress was white with tiny blue flowers, and sprigs of "merrit" leaves around the bottom. The leaves were fragrant and filled the Lutheran Church with fragrance. They had one child while still in Lithuania. The child only lived 13 days.
* Henry left later on, to keep from having to serve in the Russian Navy a second time. He said all they gave you to eat was black bread and water. Henry, George, and a sister Cassandra, left Lithuania for America from Riga, Laviva (then Russia), on the Ship "Pennsylvania" on Feb 15, 1903. Arriving in New York July 12, 1903. According to the manifest of the "Pennsylvania", they left Europe from Hamburg, Germany on June 19, 1903. Henry's final destination was Pittsburgh, Penn, to stay with his brother-in-law, John Kissel, at 2806 Pacot Street. Henry had $3.50 in money, and listed his profession as "horse worker". Later all went to live in Chicago, IL. No info on John.
* In order to earn money to send for Marie, Henry went to work at the Chicago, IL shipyards as a ship carpenter. Someone he worked for suggested that he change Kumpakiske/Kumpakszke to something that would be easier to spell and pronounce.
* Marie arrived in New York (date unknown), she was sick on the trip over. Her daughter, Anna, later said it was drinking coffee, something she never had before. Henry and his family lived at 71 Maude Ave, Chicago when Walter was born. At one time his brother George lived at 1433 Ashland Ave, Chicago. George married and had a son who died at age 13. There is no info on his wife or other children. Henry Hayes Schultz said that no one talked much about Lithuania, because when he was about 7 years old, he asked his mother something about Lithuania, and she started crying, so he never asked her again.
* Henry and Marie spoke the Russian, Lithuania, and German languages. George wrote them from Chicago in 1923 saying they were doing well, and no longer eating bologna and living in a basement. George worked at a furtiture store.
* Henry worked at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Plant in Ohio in 1914 to 1915. Also worked and help build "International Paper Company", in Moss Point, MS. Alone with working for the Corp of Engineers.
* Henry and Marie came south to a small town named Delchamps, Mobile County, Alabama around Dec 1910. Plus Batre La Batre, Grand Bay and Fowk River, Alabama.
* His son Walter said that Henry was employed to build, paint, and launch a 40-50- foot shrimp boat in Bayou La Batre, Mobile County, Al. Where Henry also owned and operated a "General Store".
* Later moving on to Escatawpa, Jackson County, MS. Building a farm house on the Escatawpa River. Walter was in the Merchant Marine at the time and gave his parents the money to build the house. Henry designed and build the house himself. Only having help with river pilings and concrete work. As of 2002, the house is still there and in Escatawpa, MS. They moved from the farmhouse, and went to live on 40 acres on corner of now called Creel Rd & Old Pascagoula Rd. in Grand Bay, Mobile County, Alabama. Again coming back to Jackson County, Briggs Street, Moss Point, MS several years later.

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